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Debrecen Sights and Landmarks Guide, Hungary

Known as the second biggest city in Hungary with approximately 200,000 residents, Debrecen is located on the east side of the Great Plain. Since the city played a big role in the history of the country, it is a host to many historical infrastructures and places, and gorgeous surroundings as well. Debrecen is a city that magnificently merges the past with the present. All of these are reflected in the beautiful Debrecen Sights.

Debrecen Sights – Historical Landmarks

Debrecen has many buildings and landmarks which show the rich past of the city. These infrastructures are also good examples of meticulous architectural styles of the time in which they were built. Exploring these sites will be worthwhile to any tourist with the taste for both history and culture. In fact, they are closely linked to Budapest Sights.

Secession County Hall. Constructed in 1911, the hall’s most stunning elements are its glass windows presenting the seven chieftains who founded the place. The building radiates strength and harmony with its leaf motifs and shiny finish. Two Hadjuk soldier statues are found standing on the second floor of the building. The roof, windows, main entrance and decorations of the loggia are all produced from the famous Pecs Zsolnay ceramics factory.

Truncated Church. The oldest church found in Debrecen was constructed in the 18th century. Originally, it was built with Baroque influences but was reconstructed in a new style of the neo-Romans in 1876. When the onion dome of the church was destroyed by a storm in 1909, it was replaced with a bastion.

Debrecen Sights – Cultural Centers

Tourists will find many theaters, museums, and galleries in Debrecen Sights. All of these sites give everyone a sample of the marvelous culture of the city.

Csokonai Theatre. Built between 1861 and 1865, this theater boasts a Romantic-style architecture. It serves as the home of a known opera company since 1952. Csokonai Theatre’s facade is adorned with the figures of Melpomene and Terpsichore, two Greek Muses, and six well-known Hungarian poets associated with the theater.

Deri Museum. This museum is perhaps the most significant museum in Debrecen. Deri Museum has exhibitions containing the history of the city, artworks of the painter Mihaly Munkacsky, the flora and fauna of the region, and the folk-art of the county.

Debrecen Sights – Leisure Sites

Visitors wanting to stroll or relax while in Debrecen can do so by visiting a number of recreational sites found in the city. It does not just have historical and cultural landmarks but also places where people can laze around, run about, or just simply walk while enjoying the cool summer breeze.

Great Forest of Debrecen. This site is known as one of the oldest conservation sites in Hungary and the whole of Europe. Here, visitors are allowed to rest or walk and explore the place. They will find old common oaks, European hornbeams and silver limes standing throughout the forest and grounds carpeted with lily of the valley during springtime.

Debrecen Sights continue to provide tourists with a spectacular view of the city. They remain as magnificent as the wonderful Osijek Sights in Croatia.

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  • asterixShort vacation in Debrecen
    review by asterix posted more then 30 days ago
    Hi, there Don't miss out to visit in Debrecen the University of Debrecen, one of the most outstanding buildings in the city. It is really a university style building, and it is really huge and impressive. There is a nice fountain in the garden in front of the building where you can cool...
  • angelThe center is the most beautiful
    review by angel posted more then 30 days ago
    I used to visit Debrecen quite a lot with my parents but we always came here for shopping, not for sightseeing, so I saw very few thing of this city. The main street in Debrecen was totally renewed some years ago. Now only people are allowed to walk there and also the tram goes on this way. They...
  • stefVisit at the Zoo of Debrecen
    review by stef posted more then 30 days ago
    Native domesticated animals, mammals and birds of far regions can all be studied here. Among the native and exotic species the collection of mammals and birds is amazing. The jungle cat (Felis chaus) and the spider monkey (Atales paniscus) are there too. The tropical shell and snail exhibition...
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